In the Wake of Ilhan Omar’s Controversy, House Passes Unanimous Resolution to Condemn Anti-Semitism

In the aftermath of Representative Ilhan Omar’s comments, the House of Representatives chose to make their opinion on anti-Semitism loud and clear.

The House unanimously passed the resolution after a last-minute motion by the minority party was approved to amend the legislation. The original wording claimed  it was in the “national interests of the United States to combat anti-Semitism at home and abroad.”

Although Omar wasn’t mentioned by name, the amendment fully condemns any mention of trying to question Israel’s rights.

“With an unfortunate rise in anti-Semitism and attempts to delegitimize Israel, the United States House of Representatives must emphasize the importance of combating anti-Semitism and reject all movements that deny Israel’s right to exist,” the amendment states.

Representative David Kustoff, the bill’s sponsor, says that he hopes the bill will reaffirm their resolve against negative speech.

“This horrific anti-Semitic tone being taken by some Members of Congress must come to an end,” Kustoff said. “The language I offered affirms the United States’ interest in combating anti-Semitism at home and abroad, something my colleagues on both sides of the aisle should and must support. I am proud to stand today in solidarity with my Jewish community as this hate has no place in our country.”

As IJR previously reported, Omar has apologized but still is open to harshly criticizing the nation of Israel.

Responses

  1. It is my undersatanding that the GREAT state of Minnesota in NO way would ever vote for this horrible excuse for a human being. Unfortunately, because she lives in the city of Minneapolis, which has been inundated with thousands of Muslims over the past few years and now with Keith Ellison (a Muslim) leaving his role in Congress to be AG, she was elected for a very LONG two years. It’s really a shame at what has happened to this lovely state. This woman is NOT representative of our Congress!

  2. She’s part of the Jew hating community that was allows into the country and has taken up residence in Michigan. These people will continue to elect her hate.

    How on God’s green earth are people who hate the US and all it stands for allowed into and to take up residence in the US? We even give a them citizenship and Let them run for Congress?

    1. She comes from Minneapolis, Minnesota but there is also a very LARGE population of Muslims who have totally overtaken the population in Dearborn, Michigan.

  3. She will continue with her nasty comments until she’s kicked out of our govt… She should of never been let into our govt in the first place.. Wake up America or this will be our demise….

    1. It’s a huge mistake which has no remedy; there’ll be no apologies; they’ve no shame. America’s in deep yoghurt.

      1. With an attitude like yours Kyle, we will not have a remedy. I pray that MOST of us will FIGHT for our rights and what we believe in. There is a remedy and that is to become EDUCATED and VOTE!

        1. Right Peg. But hereon we’re just preaching to our choir. Boneheads too vote but fail to first become educated. You’ll be glad to know my pessimism and edgy views are colored with prophetic lyrics: “But something is happening here and you don’t know what it is Do you, Mr. Jones” (Dylan – Ballad of a Thin Man).
          “You hurt the ones that I love best
          And cover up the truth with lies
          One day you’ll be in the ditch
          Flies buzzin’ around your eyes” (Dylan – Idiot Wind)

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